The traditional basis for pies and wellingtons
250g plain flour
A pinch of salt
90g pork dripping
Place the plain flour and salt in a bowl. Whisk to break up any lumps and spread the salt.
Mix the dripping and water, bring to the boil in a saucepan.
Make a well in the centre of the flour and mix in the hot dripping and water. Use a spatula as it is hot! When fully combined, continue to work for 2 mins.
Wrap in cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
Recipe: Emily Watkins
Images: John Holdship